May 31: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week

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Photo of the Week: This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the Native American veterans who have served and died fighting for the United States of America.

1. POLICY: LPO IMPROVES ACCESS FOR TRIBAL ENERGY PROJECTS WITH UPDATED SOLICITATION

 

“These updates to the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program are a significant step forward in addressing the feedback that NAFOA and tribes have offered and will help remove key barriers that tribes have encountered in accessing the program,” said NAFOA Executive Director, Rico Frias. “These changes will hopefully unlock this program which holds real potential to improve access to capital for tribes to engage in economic development opportunities through energy projects. We encourage tribes to take advantage of the TELGP and continue to provide feedback on further needs.”  


2. WEBINAR: 2022 TRIBAL ENERGY WEBINAR SERIES: ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the 2022 Tribal Energy Webinar Series will focus on how tribes can position themselves to participate in the energy transition to the benefit of their communities and future generations.

The changing climate brings new and more extreme weather-related events and increased risks to energy infrastructure. The frequency and severity of extreme weather events, including wildfires, flooding, sea level rise, landslides, high winds, and temperature extremes, are increasing. Thoughtful and deliberate energy infrastructure changes can help reduce the severity of these climate change impacts and improve the resilience of tribal energy systems and infrastructure in the face of these growing threats. This webinar will discuss opportunities for tribes to proactively change their energy infrastructure to reduce climate-related risks and impacts.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time


3. FROM THE NAFOA NAVIGATOR: HOW TRIBAL ENTERPRISES CAN INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND CONTROL OF EXPENSES BY INVESTING IN AN AUTOMATED EMPLOYEE SPEND SOLUTION

By SAP Concur

Tribal enterprises and corporations are an important part of many state economies—from providing employment opportunities and funds to tribe members, to maintaining a rich history and culture, and generating revenue streams. Although Native American communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, they also have a great propensity for recovery. Due to recent government funding, now is a great time for Tribal Nations and Enterprises to fast-track their digital transformation efforts by investing in technology to help automate manual processes, and shine a light into employee spending and budgets. Explore a variety of ways to spotlight your spend to help your tribal enterprise become more agile and responsive to change.


4. COMMUNITY: BASICS OF FINANCIAL WELLNESS WEBINAR

Financial Wellness is the balance between having a healthy state of well-being today, while preparing financially for tomorrow. This is not necessarily about being wealthy, but is a state of psychological well-being in which one feels they have control over their current finances and their financial future. In this course, we will be guiding you on how to keep your financial roller coaster well-oiled by giving you the tools to improve your financial wellness.

Instructor: Krystal Cedeno, Training and Development Manager, Native Learning Center
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern Time


5. JOBS: SKAGIT RIVER SYSTEM COOPERATIVE IS SEEKING FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR

The SRSC Finance and Administration Director works with other Program Directors and supervises Finance and Administration program staff to further organizational goals related to the recovery of salmon populations. This position directs and/or performs the financial reporting, procurement, planning, investment of funds, accounting, contracting, building management, human resources, and administrative functions for the Skagit River System Cooperative (SRSC).


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